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Houston-area COVID-19 outbreak — including delta variant cases — should be a wake-up call for Texans, health expert warns

The latest, most transmissible coronavirus variant is spreading rampantly in countries with low vaccination rates, and health experts are bracing for impact in Texas.

Medical workers load up syringes with vaccines for COVID-19 at the Delco Activity Center in Northeast Austin on March 13, 2021. The center averages somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 vaccinations daily.

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